About Unitarian Universalism
About Unitarian Universalism – “Deeds Not Creeds”
When learning about Unitarian Universalism, one of the first aspects noticed is the focus on action. Unitarian Universalism creates change in ourselves and in the world. Seven days a week, UUs live their faith by doing. In community with others or as an individual, we believe in action. UU Members know that active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are what make a difference.
About Unitarian Universalism – 7 Principles
Obviously, one can’t speak about Unitarian Universalism without speaking to the 7 Principles. Thus, our congregations are committed to Seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. UU congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
As stated previously, our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. The UU grew from the union of two radical Christian groups: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They joined to become the UUA in 1961. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarian Universalists include people of many beliefs who share UU values of peace, love, and understanding. Consequently, we are creators of positive change in people and in the world.